Tuesday, November 11, 2014

FOREWORD TO CPI(ML) CONSTITUTION.


FOREWORD OF CONSTITUTION OF CPI (ML) (Finalized form).
New Democratic Revolution in India is taking place in the era of imperialism and proletarian revolution, when imperialism headed by US imperialism is striving for world hegemony. The New Democratic Revolution in India led by the Communist Party, as the vanguard of the proletariat, is an integral part of the world Proletarian Socialist Revolution. The historical task of the Communist party is to give leadership to the Indian proletariat in this momentous struggle by mobilizing all revolutionary classes, sections and masses of people for it. The CPI (ML) upholds Marxism-Leninism-Mao Tse Tung Thought, fighting against revisionism, sectarian positions and left adventurism. The CPI (ML) is committed to the task of uniting the genuine Communists in our country and paving the way for the building of the Communist Party which is capable of leading the New Democratic Revolution in the country of more than 100 Crores of people. The CPI (ML) dedicates itself to the great revolutionary cause of building the Communist Party to lead the masses of Indian people in protracted revolutionary struggle to overthrow the present system and complete the tasks of the New Democratic Revolution leading towards Socialism and Communism.
Here are the Common Points on the evolution of Party History for 1967-72:
COMMON POINTS,
1.    After Telangana, the Naxalbari uprising and Srikakulam movement provided an excellent opportunity to break free from the chains of revisionism and no-revisionism which dominated the communist movement at that time and to take steps to build a genuine party of the proletariat guided by Marxism-Leninism-Mao’s thought.
2.    The formation of AICCCR was a correct step in the direction of bringing the CR forces inside the Communist Movement on a common platform.
3.    Soon after the formation of AICCCR, the left sectarian trend gained ground which scuttled the phenomenal growth and expansion the AICCCR as a platform of CRs coming from different parts of the country.
4.    As the left sectarian line gained ground, the democratic process was scuttled and important sections of the CRs like APCCCR led by Com.TN,DV,CP and others and sections in west Bengal under the leadership of Comrades Promod Sengupta, Parimal Dasgupta, Asit Sen, Syamal Nandi and others who opposed the left sectarian line, were forced out of it.
5.    Manifestations of the left sectarian and anarchist line were as follows:
a)    Adopting the line of individual annihilation against mass line and people’s revolutionary struggle.
b)    Adopting guerrilla warfare as the only form of struggle and rejecting all class/mass organizations, other forms of struggle and squads as the only form of Organization.
c)    Adopting the concept “who ever do not dip their hands in the blood of a class enemy is not a communist.”
d)    Adopting the slogan that “China’s Chairman is our Chairman.”
e)    Rejecting the Leninist concept of the era being that of “imperialism and proletarian Revolution” and replacing with that of a new era of “the total collapse of imperialism and world -wide victory of socialism.”
f)     Adopting the concept of rural based party instead of party of the proletariat.
g)    Adopting the concept that “more you study, more foolish you become.”
h)   Pursuit of the erroneous concept of “individual authority” of Com.CM.
i)     Adopting the concept of boycott of election as strategic.
These concepts are alien to Marxism-Leninism-Mao’s thought.
6.    There was a situation favourable for the formation of a genuine Communist Party based on Marxism-Leninism-Mao’s thought uniting all the CR forces active in the country at that time and for leading the people’s struggles surging forward in different parts of the country.
7.    The CPI (ML) was formed in 1969 in haste, with a sectarian approach and method due to which valuable and influential sections of the CRs, especially of AP and WB were left out. Due to this the efforts of forming a Party of Proletariat failed to accomplish its objective.
8.    The CPI (ML) characterized the stage of revolution as NDR with agrarian revolution as its axis. This generated great enthusiasm among the struggling people throughout the country. But very soon, the enthusiasm generated by the formation of the party started waning due to the erroneous line adopted by the CPI (ML). As a result of this, the anti-imperialist and anti-feudal struggles could not be advanced in the correct direction.
9.    The opposition to the wrong political line grew from within the CPI (ML) and by the end of 1971 majority members of the CC, CPI (ML), outside and inside the jails, stood against the dominant left sectarian line in it.
10. The CR forces which were not a part of the CPI (ML) got organized into different organizations and were opposing the left sectarian line in different parts of the country. They characterized the stage of revolution as NDR with agrarian revolution as its axis and adopted the protracted people’s war as the path of revolution and the revolutionary mass line in theory and practice.
11. As the leadership under Com.CM did not rectify its left sectarian mistakes, the CPI (ML) split into several groups.
12. The left sectarian line of Lin Biao which came to dominate the CPC for a short while also encouraged the left trend prevailing in the communist revolutionary movement. But when the CPC representatives pointed out the left sectarian trend of CPI (ML) to the CPI (ML) delegation which visited china after its 1970 congress, the leadership of the CPI (ML) led by com. CM did not take steps for rectification based on these suggestions.
The Communist Movement in our country in different phases consisted of CPI, CPI (M), CPI (ML) along with APCCCR and other Communist Revolutionary groups. Ideological and political struggles against revisionism, right reformism, right deviation, left sectarianism and terrorism were carried out inside and outside the aforesaid Organizations in some way or the other. Our Organization – CPI (ML) is part of the process of unification of Communist Revolutionaries comprising of forces coming from CPI (ML), the forces that were never part of CPI (ML), the forces that were a part of CPI (ML) but came out from it and formed separate Organization and forces who were new. It is neither a continuation nor a reorganization of any of the aforesaid Organizations.
We commit to stand by our promise to continue struggle against both the left and right deviations as these are the twin dangers to Marxism-Leninism.
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Monday, September 15, 2014

RESULT OF ELECTION AND OUR TASK.

                       POST ELECTION SITUATION  -  OUR TASKS.
                                                           CPI(ML),  CENTRAL COMMITTEE.

The elections to the 16th Parliament have resulted in a crushing defeat to Congress led UPA and thumping victory to BJP led NDA with BJP singly winning majority.

The results expressed the anger of people at the rampant price rise, inflation, massive corruption with recurring scams which played havoc with the lives and livelihoods of our people. The results expressed the anger and wrath of people at the policies pursued by the  Congress led UPA Government, which favored the imperialists (MNCs), big comprador bourgeoisie, big landlords, big  contractors, and dalals (agents) of the ruling classes and brought disastrous consequences for the people and country. The election also expressed the people's strong urge for betterment in their living and working conditions – an urge which they have been sustaining decade after decade.

Much before the announcement of elections, RSS through its political wing BJP, sensed the mood of the people and pressed into action all their means to exploit the situation in their favor. It moved swiftly and turned the outcome of the elections in its own favor. They became successful to dupe and misled the people to reap a huge victory in the poll.  RSS compelled the BJP leadership to declare Modi, first as a chairman of the election campaign committee and the Prime Ministerial Candidate as early as in Sept'2013. This was first time where a person was focused as the future Prime Minister. During the campaign, Modi and his campaigners raised a hue and cry about the rule of Nehru family of Congress, but, in reality, Modi was brought on par with Congress in inculcating and fostering personality cult.

Media was brought months ago. Entire media, with a very few exceptions, virtually worked as a propaganda tool of Modi and provided coverage to him as never seen before in any Parliament Elections.

The Indian big Bourgeoisies and the big corporate houses projected Modi as the future PM. This got the endorsement of the USA too. They pinned hope on Modi that  he would deliver the goods for them, as they desired, by expediting the implementation of the liberal economic reforms with aggressive speed and thrust -of course, under the banner of   'development and progress'. They cited Gujarat as an example where the Corporate  houses and MNCs were  provided lots of facilities like acquisition of acres after acres of  land at throwaway prices, huge amount of tax concessions etc (all at the cost of the people) for establishing industries  under Modi's regime. The  Indian big bourgeoisie including the corporate houses made contribution to  election fund to the BJP in a massive way,of which a minimum estimate of the amount spent by the BJP in elections go to Rs. 10,000 crores. As reported in the media, it is more than what American President spent for election.

The election promise of the BJP and Modi was for a rapid development in the Country leading to an 'all round progress and  better future for the common people'.  Modi was projected as the icon of development and incarnation of decisiveness. Along with this, Hindutva agenda, and stories like Modi's birth in an OBC's family, his chaiwala childhood  were put into circulation and propaganda and  utilized to garner votes. Together with this, BJP entered into alliances in certain States like in Bihar with Lok Janashakti Party of Pashwan and AP with TDP to have a ruling position in different states.

The Third Front, a loose platform of Left Front and some regional parties like Mulayam led SP in UP, Nitish Kumar led JDU in Bihar etc., proved to be a non starter to participate in election as a UF of the parties. Navin Patnaik and Jayalatia distanced themselves from the third front. Mamata was quite hostile towards this front. As a result, the Third Front proved to be a totally ineffective in the election. In this context, it needs to mention that  the 16th LS election nakedly exposed the CPM in its true color particularly in Bengal – the citadel of their organizational strength. Their support based among the toiling masses has dwindled further with an ominous sign of a good many of them opting for the BJP as noticed in the voting pattern. The trend continues even after the election. It is ominous for the democratic and secular forces of the country.

These elections have exposed the hoax of democracy more nakedly. As we assessed, “whole electoral system was turned out be affront to basic tenets of democracy. With money and muscle power, communal, casteist and regional feelings playing a significant role in setting the trend of voting and its outcome, the common people found the doors of parliamentary institutions being shut for their genuine representatives.

Though some intellectuals want the people of our country to believe that Modi has 'moderated', his position on communal question, his slogan during the campaign and utterances of his ministers and other BJP leaders belie this. Though Modi posed himself as a 'messiah' of development, his hindutva agenda was always there behind the shadow. His talk about sending back the so called migrants from Bangladesh, about who benefits from the pink (beef) export,  ending article 370 from the Constitution are clear signals that he had not moderated. The election result show that out of 283 elected MP s not a single Mp is from the Muslim community. So, there is good reason to worry that Hindutva forces are raising their ugly face. RSS leaders are already demanding about the agenda for the new government as Ram temple, Article 370, Uniform Civil Code, changes in the history, text books and in the sphere of culture, etc.

In the States where the regional ruling class parties managed to have a better footing among the people(for more than one reason) like TN, Odisha, WB, so called Modi wave has fizzled out. In these states, AIADMK, BJD and TMC (in West Bengal coupled with high pitched anti Modi tirade to the extent possible)scored massive success ridings high anti Congress wave sweeping through out the country. SP in UP, JDU in Bihar could not benefit on anti Congress wave because they could not muster support among the people in these respective states.

Through their promises and populist slogans, Modi and BJP  raised high hopes among  the people. The people were lured  to believe that Modi if come to power would put a  check on  price rise, corruption, unearthing huge amount of black money,unemployment,  rising atrocities on women and various other social, economic, and political ills. But the policy declarations and the first Budget indicate that the Modi government is committed to continue the policies pursued and implemented assiduously by Manmohan Sing for the last one decade in a more through-going and ruthless manner. The first indication was sharp increase in Railway Passenger and Freight fares. Massive privatization of public sector enterprises, handing over of public sector banks, further raising the cap on FDI in Defense and allowing FDI in Railways, drastic reduction in food, fuel and fertilizer subsidies are some of the measures on the anvil.

The economic reforms as desired by the imperialist powers had spelt disaster in the life of our people and the country. Be it agricultural distress, decline in manufacturing sector, slump in the service sector, construction of air and sea ports, dams, roads, SEZs or power stations, Railway corridors etc., the burden of which are being being transferred on to the backs of workers, peasants, youth and other common people to the destruction of their lives and livelihoods. The people are resisting these moves in most of the places and the resistance is sure to grow in extent and strength in the coming days. The ruling classes want the  suppression of people with iron hand and with illusions of development. For this, they have brought Modi to power to effectively quell the people's resistance to their goal. This is being justified in the name of security of the country and fight against Left extremism and  terrorism. This is the stark message from the Loksabha election, 2014.

Our Party correctly assessed that the present election was being fought in the style of US President's election and the coming government will run like a presidential form where the President (here PM) is all powerful. We have correctly assessed “BJP – Sang Parivar clique coming to power under the grab of the NDA means all round attack on the secular fabric of the country to enhance the goal of turning India into Hindu - Rashtra aiming to divide the people on communal basis to enhance the interests of imperialists and big bourgeoisie.” “The NDA coming to power means people's rights would be suppressed in a fascistic manner to allow the big capital to grow unhindered.”

BJP led NDA, Congress led UPA and different regional ruling parties in the country resorted to divisive, sectarian slogans and propaganda to divide the people on the basis of religion, region, caste, community, ethnicity, etc. to divert the people from their real problems and create the vote bank to suit their electoral interests. It has put an additional work load and responsibility on the shoulders of the Communist Revolutionaries to wage a relentless struggle against the divisive and diversionary methods of the ruling classes and unite the people in the fight for their rights in the face of increasing onslaught of the ruling classes and their state.

Modi Govt. has inherited a crisis ridden economy. It is the part of the crisis plaguing the World Capital Economy. This crisis cannot be overcome unless and until our economy is freed from the shackles of imperialism and oriented basically and decisively in the interest of our people and the country. Whatever speed or decisiveness Modi's regime may show in pursuing the same policies that guided the economy so far can only worsen the situation further rather than changing it for the better. Similarly, neither it can console the people with its empty, high sounding and populist slogans, nor keep the people divided and diverted for ever with its Hindutva agenda, castiest, regional and chauvinistic slogans.  The realities of life are more powerful. Learning from their own experience, the people would overcome all hurdles in the path of their struggle.

In a situation,  where the parliamentary opposition parties including the CPI(M) and their left front partners have accepted imperialist globalization as faith accomplice and had been implementing policies of the imperialist globalization wherever they have been in power, the people as well as the country are faced with a future fraught with grave danger. This calls for the Communist Revolutionary Forces to come forward to take on the challenge. They should have an introspection of the role they played hitherto. In the process they must shun their inertia and work sincerely for principled and effective unity among themselves. They should close their ranks, strengthen themselves organizationally and in terms of class and mass organizations and movements. They must strive to forge unity and alliance with the democratic and patriotic forces in order to fight the dangers ahead and mobilize and organize the people for united struggles on the following demands.

Demands
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Oppose Imperialist Globalization, Privatization and Liberalization.
Stop changes in Food Security Act.
Stop changes in MNREHA.
Stop changes in Land Acquisition Act.
Roll back privatization of PSUs.
Stop privatization of Defense Production.
Stop Price Rise.
Declare Drought in the country, and Give Relief to the Peasants.
Implement Pro-People Development Policy.
                                                                                             
                                                                                                   Central Committee
                                                                                                        CPI(ML)
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